Secured 6LoWPAN mesh end-node with enhanced network capacity reference design
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The 6LoWPAN mesh software example has been updated based on the SimpleLink CC13x2 and CC26x2 SDK v2.40 and the SimpleLink CC1312R LaunchPad to use revision E silicon. View more information about hardware and software compatibility for the SimpleLink CC13x2 and CC26x2 Wireless MCUs.

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This reference design implements an RF mesh network end node with DTLS security for smart meter Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) networks. The network is an IPv6 over low-power wireless personal area networks (6LoWPAN) solution. The design implements this network in a single CC1312R SimpleLink™ Wireless MCU to enhanceperformance and minimize system cost. The complete 6LoWPAN mesh network runs on top of the TI-15.4 stack based on IEEE 802.15.4e/g protocols and implements an un-slotted channel hopping (USCH) mode to provide protection against network interference. Network capacity is improved and the security is enhanced compared to TIDA-010003 end node design with the inclusion of larger neighbor and routing tables that optimize packet routing decisions.

  • IPv6 networking over low-power RF in the <1GHz ISM bands
  • Implements mesh network protocols of 6LoWPAN, RPL, IPv6/ICMPv6, UDP and DTLS
  • Implements TI-15.4 stack with IEEE 802.15.4e based frequency hopping and MAC data encryption
  • Software layer architecture identical to Wi-SUN FAN v1.0
  • Adds DTLS security, larger neighbor and routing tables to TIDA-010003 simple 6LoWPAN mesh end node improves network performance reference design
  • Supports low-power mode configuration for the battery-powered end nodes

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CC1312R  SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F Sub 1 GHz wireless MCU with 352kB Flash  Wireless connectivity  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
LM4040  Fixed voltage, 45-µA, precision micropower shunt voltage reference  Voltage references  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
SN74AVC4T245  4-Bit Dual-Supply Bus Transceiver with Configurable Voltage-Level Shifting and 3-State Outputs  Voltage level translators  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TM4C1294NCPDT  IoT enabled High performance 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F based MCU  Microcontrollers (MCU)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPD6E004  Low-capacitance 6-channel +/-15 k-V ESD protection array for high-speed data interfaces  Circuit protection ICs  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS796  1-A, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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More literature (1)
Title Date Type
RF mesh networking offers system performance and interoperability 01 Nov 2018
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PDF 3115 06 Mar 2019
Design files (6)
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ZIP 742 31 Oct 2018
ZIP 2453 31 Oct 2018
PDF 5465 31 Oct 2018
PDF 506 31 Oct 2018
PDF 42 31 Oct 2018
PDF 637 31 Oct 2018
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Hardware development (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
SimpleLink™ Sub-1 GHz CC1312R Wireless Microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad™ Development Kit  LAUNCHXL-CC1312R1  Development kit 

Software development (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
SimpleLink™ CC13x2 and CC26x2 software development kit (SDK)  SIMPLELINK-CC13X2-26X2-SDK  Software development kit (SDK) 

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